WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio
Posted on February 24, 2016 in Work In Progress by Katie Oskin
Inside KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio
Work in Progress Wednesday
What’s Going on in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio?
Welcome back to another WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres polymer clay studio. Today not only will you see some things I’ve been working on, but you’ll also get a few of my recommendations as well. ENJOY and don’t forget to join me in Parker’s Clay Tribe, a free polymer clay FaceBook group.
Once again, I’ve really been enjoying making fantasy faces. I have really enjoyed the process. It’s one of my challenge objectives for the 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge. Do you want to join us in the challenge? Click the link for more details on what it is and how you can join too.
Works in Progress at KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio
- For many of my swap items and freebies, I make little cards using Watercolors and my Parker stamp. Then each of these small gifts get mounted to the cards that coordinate with the item.
- These are two little flat backed fantasy faces. Each is approximately the size of a walnut. One has a light pink skin and one has a Mediterranean skin color. (You can read more about these in an upcoming Polymer Clay Challenge post.)
- This week I wrote an informative article on how to make new clay colors for those who have never done it. You can see that post here.
- The little Parker & Lolly on hearts were sent to my swap partner for the HOP! FaceBook Group. I hope she likes them.
- This ogre face was a completely failure and great learning lesson. I was trying to make him look like his mouth/face was squished to one side and contorted that way … however, when he was done I feel like he looks more like he has elephantitus. I suppose on a fantasy ogre, it’s not that bad … but I still don’t like him.
- I now have a giant Sorcerer Mickey on the back of my studio door, thanks to a very talented paper crafter and friend for my surprise 35th birthday. Soon to be added … broomsticks!
- Mocha Latte is just resting here in KatersAcres polymer clay studio. She hasn’t been really good about “being good” when she’s down there with me, but this week she’s been in my studio every day and has been quite the good girl. (I think she’s growing up.)
- This is the box of freebies and swap gifts I send with my Swaps. This box is filled with fun stuff I make with cane ends, scraps, and even tutorial project samples too.
- This Parker with heart and steampunked heart I sent to my PCT February Swap partner. I hope she likes them!
- And here’s a picture of my tootsies … why, well because this picture was taken on my 35th birthday and I take pictures of every place my feet have been.
- This face, Bernardo, is one of my favorites this month. This big nosed, Italian man stole my heart this month! I love him.
- I’m working on a new PDF project for you, this one is “goddess” themed and I’ll show you how to make your own goddess face and even mold it so you can make oodles of them. Be sure to see this photo on instagram where I give you a TIP for making your own molds.
- Last but not least, I am absolutely head over heals for these GORGEOUS Chatons from B’Sue Boutiques. WOW! You will not believe the brilliance and sparkle. I think I’m going to need more. Get your own here.
Come and Join the Fun!
Online communities are a LOT of fun. Parker is hard at work gathering clay enthusiasts and has opened up his own clay group: Parker’s Clay Tribe. It’s a FREE group for anyone who plays with clay on FaceBook. We have swaps, challenges, prizes, and even giveaways. Anyone is welcome to join. Parker’s Clay Tribe is sponsored by Parker’s Clayful Tutorials Club. Consider becoming a member and learn to make your own whimsical creations.
The Polymer Clay Adventure (Year Two) Has Begun!
Hundreds of people have now signed up for the 2016 Polymer Clay Adventure (including yours truly). Are you one of them? I can’t stress to you enough how phenomenal this Adventure is. You get to try a wide variety of projects, techniques, and styles. Right now we are working through Jessica Mount’s fun miniature class and learning to make coffee shop treats! Yummy! I invite each of you to join us, it’s such good fun! AND … There are now three ways to pay for your Adventure: full payment, a gift for someone you love, or pay for it over 3 monthly installments.
My favorite by far this year is Laurie Mika’s home and studio tour and he tiny tin shrines class. WOW! What fun. You can read about my project I did from her class here. This course is just one of 23 others that you will be taking in the 2016 Polymer Clay Adventure.
FYI: I do tend to post photos on Instagram during the week so you can follow and stay up to date with me and what I’m working on (and get a surprise coupon every once and awhile too). Feel free to come over and follow me on instagram so that you can see behind the scenes work in my studio as well as some tips & tricks as I post them.
What are you working on?
What’s going on in your studio? What are you working on? Is there a project you’d like to see me tackle and feature on the blog? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts & ideas!